Confession: I am a futzer.

Futz: –verb (used with object) 1. to mess with. to alter. to change.

2. to obsess. to revise. to pick at minute details.

3. to become completely anal about the tiniest line, hair, or texture. to obsessively measure and re-measure values, shapes and colors. To scrape off entire sections of a painting just because you didn't like the direction of that one brush stroke.

That's me. I futz. I futz because I am not satisfied with the way my painting looks. Because I don't want to call it done. Because I'm not ready to move on to the next thing.

And that, my darling internet, is exactly why it took me so long to post this final image of my finished painting.

I'm calling her J2/4.

I'm also calling her done.

If you would like to see my WIP shots of this one, they are here, and here and also here.

If you'd like to see all the futzing I did after those last posts, click to read the rest of this one...

Here you'll see that I changed the size and shape of her left eye, then I went and did the same for her right. Multiple glazes had shrunk them to incorrect proportions, so that needed to be done.

Then I attacked her background, her hair, her lips, her forehead and her eyelashes.

It was a brutal and violent assault, thankfully we all survived.